Sue Townsend Theatre

16 Upper Brown Street,
Leicester, LE1 5TE

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The Phoenix in September 2005

Viewing: Photo | Street View

The Phoenix Arts was a small arts centre with a cinema showing a range of worldwide films, including the very obscure during its annual Far Out Festival. It opened in 1964 and has a modern simple design, with glass frontage and neon sign… but still a treasure. In 2010 the Phoenix Arts re-located to another building on the other side of the city and this became the Upper Brown Street Theatre. It has since been re-named Sue Townsend Theatre after the late playwright and author.

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Ian on December 29, 2006 at 12:00 am

Another view of the Phoenix dating from 1995 here:-
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Ian on February 23, 2011 at 2:49 am

This centre closed and has been replaced with a brand new 3 screen art-house cinema – the Phoenix Digital Media centre on another site.

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